Image (most likely Minnesota and Western Canada Assn. Regatta - 1909) from a collection of Upper Mississippi Photos. Gift from Mr. N. P. Langford Jr. to the Minnesota Historical Society 1944. 

April 15, 2018

In 1875, The Red Wing Boat Club challenged their upstream rivals in Stillwater to a two-mile, out and back, four-oared race for a $100 purse. It turned into one of the biggest days for betting and sport that Red Wing had seen and one of Minnesota's best stories. Hear the Boat Sing shared my article, Out-Foxed in Red Wing, as their 30 March 2018 blog post.  

Hear The Boat Sing 'covers all aspects of the rich history of rowing, as a sport, culture phenomena, a life style, and a necessary element to keep your wit and stay sane.' This engaging blog, found at, is one well worth following.

Photo of the 1875 Stillwater Crew curtesy of the Washington County Historical Society.

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